“Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.” When God spoke those words to Abram in Genesis 12:1, perhaps He tickled a latent dream in Abram’s heart. Perhaps He scared the man.
While the Bible doesn’t mention Abram’s emotional reaction, it does chronicle his action. “So Abram left, as the Lord had told him” Genesis 12:4. He obeyed, and God rewarded his obedience with multiple blessings.
The Lord calls us all. Sometimes He issues “big” calls to a new ministry or mission field, and frequently He issues “little”—but no less important—calls to help others, live godly lives, and walk more closely with Him.
God’s calls produce a variety of emotions—fear, doubt, excitement, and awe jumble together in our minds. But our emotions don’t matter as much as our actions. We must obey.
Obedience requires great faith. God often calls us to a task we don’t think we can handle. We have to trust Him to prepare us, to give us the strength and ability, and most importantly—to work through us.
The blessings of obedience may be immediate, but even if we don’t see blessings until we’re in heaven, obedience to God’s call is worth it.
How have you experienced God's call in your life? Have you seen the blessings of obedience?
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